Architecture and Design for the Future Internet: 4WARD Project
Luis M. Correia, Henrik Abramowicz, Martin Johnsson, Klaus WŁnstel
Springer Science & Business Media, Jan 6, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 306 pages
Architecture and Design for the Future Internet addresses the Networks of the Future and the Future Internet, focusing on networks aspects, offering both technical and non-technical perspectives. It presents the main findings of 4WARD (Architecture and Design for the Future Internet), a European Integrated Project within Framework Programme 7, which addressed this area from an innovative approach. Today’s network architectures are stifling innovation, restricting it mostly to the application level, while the need for structural change is increasingly evident. The absence of adequate facilities to design, optimise and interoperate new networks currently forces a convergence to an architecture that is suboptimal for many applications and that cannot support innovations within itself, the Internet. 4WARD overcomes this impasse through a set of radical architectural approaches, built on a strong mobile and wireless background. The main topics addressed by the book are: the improved ability to design inter-operable and complementary families of network architectures; the enabled co-existence of multiple networks on common platforms through carrier-grade virtualisation for networking resources; the enhanced utility of networks by making them self-managing; the increased robustness and efficiency of networks by leveraging diversity; and the improved application support by a new information-centric paradigm in place of the old host-centric approach. These solutions embrace the full range of technologies, from fibre backbones to wireless and sensor networks.
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4WARD abstraction AdHC algorithms allows Ambient Networks applications approach Architecture Framework assisting compartment binding communication components concept configuration congestion congestion control connectivity defined deployment Design Process developed devices distributed domain dynamic end-to-end Endpoints entity example Functional Blocks Future Internet future networks global identifiers implemented In-Network Management information objects information-centric Infrastructure Provider InPs interconnection interface Internet of Things interoperability layers mobility monitoring multiple name resolution namespace neighbor NetInf NetInf nodes Netlets network architectures Network of Information Network Virtualisation Node Architecture node compartment packets paradigm path physical protocol prototype requirements router scenario server Service Level Agreements specific Springer Science+Business Media strata stratum substrate node technical technologies tion today’s topology traffic transport virtual links virtual network virtual nodes virtualisation VNet VNet Operator VNet Provider wireless